I’ve driven across Canada the equivalent of three times in my life so far. I use the word equivalent because I’ve never gone coast to coast in one trip. Toronto has been the departure point for all of my drives but one. The first time was in July 1993. It was the end of my first year of … [Read more...] about Driving Canada – Part One
Memoir & Stories
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Fifteen years ago this week, I packed up my life and moved 4061 km west. My move from Toronto to Kelowna was fraught with uncertainty. There was just one thing I knew for sure. I wanted to live closer to nature and follow my dream. I had two consulting clients who had committed to work with … [Read more...] about Headed for the Mountains
Things don't always unfold the way we expect. It was June 29, 2008. I had just attended the first personal development workshop of my life. I was high on inspiration, and eager to explore San Francisco an the surrounding area. I had dreamed of returning to the Palace of Fine Arts in the … [Read more...] about When Life Hands You…Scaffolding?!?!
The year was 2004. On a hunch that can only be described as divine inspiration, I drove for two days from Toronto to Kingston, New Brunswick. I was about to attend my first workshop of any kind, led by the Canadian photography icon, Freeman Patterson. When I arrived, I was surprised to discover I … [Read more...] about Sunrise and The Inner Critic
Do you struggle to get things done because you're trying to achieve perfection? You may be spinning your wheels because you've fallen into a Perfection Trap. My first lesson in the down side of perfection was at my first workshop with Canadian landscape photographer Freeman Patterson many years … [Read more...] about How I Learned the Down Side of Perfection